I cannot possibly say enough good things about Desert Winds and what wonderful people Manuela and Constantin are. They do not only care for their residents but they truly love them. They have been providing assisted living care for over 25 years, are gifted at what they do and have blessed many families. I was fortunate to be a part of one of them. Ironically it was two glowing Google reviews that brought me to contact Desert Winds earlier this year. We had reached the point where my 93 year old aunt could no longer safely live alone even with home care three days a week. I and most of her family live in Michigan and she was not interested in moving back. I was collecting a list of places to take my aunt to visit as we were having that difficult discussion. We were fortunate that they did have one bed available. My aunt moved in four days after our visit. She and most of the other residents were not very mobile and required a high level of care. The personal care provided by Manuela, Constantin and their wonderful staff included nutritious home cooked meals, personal hygiene aid, showers, toileting assistance, incontinence care and lots of love and attention. My aunt was diagnosed with terminal cancer about 11 weeks after moving in. She spent the next six weeks on hospice care during which time she was bedridden. I visited many times over the four months she was at Desert Winds. The residents and home were always well tended. The aroma of something good cooking was always in the air. My aunt was always clean, in clean clothes and happy. She never experienced any skin issues even though bedbound. Manuela was great at communicating my aunt’s needs and wishes. The peace of mind provided by knowing that my aunt was in such loving and capable hands was incredible. As an added bonus, I and my aunts were blessed to get to know Manuela and Constantin. My only disappointment is that my aunt did not get to stay with them longer and that I did not get to meet them sooner. God bless you in your mission Manuela and Constantin!
My grandmother has been at Desert Winds Assisted Living Home with Constantin and Manuela since 2014, and I can't say enough wonderful things about them and how well they care for their residents. Granny has had Alzheimer's for at least 15 years, has been stationary and nonverbal for the past 7 years, and in hospice care for the past 5 years. I can honestly say she would not still be with us today if it wasn't for her excellent care at Desert Winds. Granny cannot care for herself at all, they feed her home cooked meals every day, keep her hydrated, bathed, and in clean clothes and linens. She has NEVER had a bed sore because they always make sure to move and rotate her properly. Our minds are at ease knowing she is comfortable and cared for. It is a beautiful home in Mesa, AZ, with about 6 rooms, so they can have anywhere from maybe 5 to 10 residents at a time. It’s never too crowded and always feels like you’re visiting your family member at home. The owners and primary caretakers Constantin and Manuela, a married couple, along with help from a few other care givers – all take EXCELLENT care of the residents. Your family member will have home cooked meals every day, be kept clean, be attended to, talked to, and treated with respect and dignity. They make sure the residents are up and active and get fresh air regularly which is so important in their recovery and longevity. They love their residents and are extremely knowledgeable in how to care for people with a variety of mental and physical needs. Recently my aunt was diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer which required daily care and assistance. She made the decision to move into Desert Winds during these difficult times, and they have really been amazing with her. I know they have made the difference in her care, and we couldn’t have asked for a better place for her to be right now.
Truer words could not describe Desert Winds. The environment, love & care given by Manuela, Constantin & staff are beyond compare. We know that they honestly care about our Dad which makes our separation from him a bit easier. We know he couldn't be in better hands & wouldn't receive the same love & concern than he has now. The residents are treated to Manuela's fabulous home cooked meals. I'm still trying to replicate her green bean recipe. 🙂 Our family is very fortunate that Desert Winds was recommended to us in our time of need. Thank you for what you do Manuela & Constantin. You are a Blessing to us. ❤